Empathy - the experience of understanding another person's condition from their perspective.
As Social Workers and Advocates, we try to connect and understand the feelings of others. Maggie has been an advocate for children, veterans, the homeless and now seniors. We couldn't be more proud of her and her accomplishments Sometimes it is truly one of the hardest things to be empathetic since we tend to be sympathetic. It is so important to listen, we are so in the habit these days of not really listening, our phones and our busy minds have become distractions. I have an apple watch which I thought would help me listen more intently however now more than ever as soon as a text or email comes in on my watch I'm constantly looking at it. Annoying right? So I am building some empathy in myself so I am more aware of how I feel when not listening.
Thank you, Maggie, for being the mentor you are!